Destination Overview CAMBODIA

Cambodia

Cambodia boasts a rich culture with its many ancient temples and impressive natural scenery. These include, empty beaches, mighty rivers and remote forests. Nevertheless, the temples of Angkor literally rise out of the jungle and are a magnet for visitors to Cambodia. Angkor Wat is the largest and most famous of the temples, visitors can quite easily spend a week exploring the hundreds of other exquisite structures.

Phnom Penh is a bustling city, often overshadowed by glamorous Angkor. It is a city of contrasts with fine colonial architecture side by side with ramshackle street Elsewhere, few visitors take the time to discover the hill tribes around Banlung (Ratanakiri province), the unspoiled countryside around sleepy Sen Monorom (Mondolkiri province) and the charming riverside town of Battambang with its faded colonial architecture. Those looking for relaxation make their way to Kho Rong with its lovely sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle. With the road network little by little improving, so much more of this delightful country is opening up to visitors who take the time to discover Cambodia beyond the temples

There is more about Cambodia then you would know. The ancient land of Cambodia was a seat of Southeast Asian culture for centuries. If you are seeking an laid back adventure, then Cambodia is a great choice. It commands Year-round sunny destination und unspoiled sandy beaches. Cambodia is a historical, Archaeological and many UNESCO world heritage sites. Last but not least it is a culinary hub, which offers a variety of cuisines for every taste.

Top Destinations

Siem Reap – is the most prosperous region of contemporary Cambodia. Its close proximity to the Angkor Wat temple complex has turned the city into one of the world’s premier travel destinations. Siem Reap is nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap river; this small provincial capital serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer empire.

Phnom Penh – The city offers several cultural and historical attractions including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. This modern capital is a vibrant, bustling city nestled majestically on the banks of the confluence of two mighty rivers: The Mekong and The Tonle Sap. The many older French colonial buildings add to the ambiance.
Battambang – Battambang is the main hub of the Northwest connecting the entire region with Phnom Penh and Thailand, and as such it is a vital link for Cambodia. It is an elegant riverside town, home to some of the best preserved colonial architecture in the country. Battambang was once not listed on the map for road travellers, but facilities have improved and it makes a great base for visiting nearby temples and villages.

Kampot – Most visitors come here to take a look at the old French colonial architecture, which is still in charming condition and to have a vantage point for visiting the nearby beaches or small islands of Kep. Kampot province is also renowned for the quality of its fruits, its sea salt and, of course, the famous Kampot Pepper.
Kampot is a pretty riverside town just 5km from the sea and serves the very popular seaside resort of kep.

Kep – A province-level town famed for its spectacular sunsets and splendid seafood, it was founded as a colonial retreat for the French elite in 1908. In Kep, tourists can enjoy a variety of tourist attractions such as natural mountains, evergreen tropical forest, mangroves, islands, sea grass coral reefs, pure sea air, beaches, and sea food.
Sihanoukville – located on the coast of Cambodia, about halfway between Thailand and Vietnam, on the Bay of Thailand. A hot tourism spot for both foreigners and locals, three sides of the town are bordered by tropical beaches and islands. Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, is Cambodia’s most popular beach resort.
Kratie – Located on the east bank of the Mekong River, Kratie attracts a fair share of visitors, many of whom wish to catch a glimpse of the last few Irrawaddy Dolphins left in the world. The town of Kratie offers an authentic rural ambience, and therefore serves as the perfect place to spend a peaceful night or two. It is a nice relief from some of the country’s more trafficked areas.
Southern Island – In Cambodia’s up-and-coming southern islands your best chances to fulfil those paradise fantasies are Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem. Off the coast of Sihanoukville, Koh Rong is party central, with its hippy-trippy Koh Tuch village; the rest of the island, fringed by silicon sand and clad in dense jungle, is an escape. Just south and slightly mellower is Koh Rong Sanloem, with tropical hideaway resorts and gentle, shallow bays. There are more islands along the coast, including the Koh Sdach archipelago and the large, almost undeveloped, Koh Kong.
Mondulkiri – Eventually the endless rice fields and sugar palms that characterise the Cambodian landscape give way to rolling hills and the wild east of Mondulkiri, home to the hardy Bunong people, who still practise animism and ancestor worship. Wildlife is a big draw here with the opportunity to ‘walk with the herd’ at Elephant Valley Project or spot doucs or gibbons on a trek through the Seima Protected Forest. Add thunderous waterfalls and a jungle zipline to the mix and you have the perfect ingredients for an authentic adventure.

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